Cyber Attack Targets Safety System at Saudi Aramco

One report points to Iran, but the evidence is far from conclusive.

Foreign Policy
Dec 22, 2017 · 4 min read
A flame from a Saudi Aramco oil installation burns brightly during sunset in the Saudi desert on June 23, 2008. (AFP/Marwan Naamani)

By Elias Groll

Malicious software attacked a safety system in August at Saudi Aramco, the world’s largest oil company, in what is the first-ever example of malware targeting the computer systems designed to prevent a disaster at an…

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